The Limerick. 1700 Examples, with Notes, Variants and Index.

The Limerick. 1700 Examples, with Notes, Variants and Index.
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Paris: Les Hautes Êtudes, 1953. 4to, xiii, [3], 517, [3]pp. Original cream wrappers printed in red and black, backstrip browned, otherwise very good and partly unopened. Only edition. 'The largest collection of Limericks ever published, erotic or otherwis. Less than two thirds of these seventeen hundred examples had ever before appeared in print, as they were gathered from oral sources. Gershon Legman, the anonymous editor, provides variant lines, couplets and conclusions, with variants cited for geographical and personal names, and a full index of names and rhymes. Gershorn's notes are scholarly, as opposed to Norman Douglas's mock-scholarly one, but the latter are quoted. Margetts was a Canadian psychiatrist and historian of medicine." (Norman). (Item Id: 122444)

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